Tuesday, January 27, 2009

RE: Membership

(by Greg Gilbert: 9Marks)

On Thabiti's note, I really don't understand how some Christians can object to the idea of church membership. I mean, Paul uses the word in Scripture. It's not like we have to deduce the idea from vague emanations and penumbras.

1 Corinthians 12:27: "Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it."

I know that's a metaphor, but that's also the point---The metaphor Paul uses here is precisely where we get the idea of membership.

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